"OUTSTANDING" ratings by Ofsted for Willow Cottage Nurseries both Oxford & Witney settings.
Willow Cottage Nursery,Owl's Leat,
Eynsham, Witney and Willow Cottage Nursery,Oxley's Farm, Farmoor, Oxford have both received OUTSTANDING judgements by Ofsted and as such heralded as being highly effective early year’s provisions meeting the
children’s needs exceptionally well.
Mr. Willow's FUN FOOD latest eNewsletter is here! - let's get the children cooking!
delighted to announce the release of our latest newsletter! A brand new edition and seasonal resource for you to use
at home with your child. This edition cooks up pancakes in time for Shrove Tuesday.
These newsletters will give you better access to
some of the children’s “foodie” work that we do here at Willow
Cottage..... and you can forward them to friends and relations that
might enjoy them too!
Amazing new research findings about breast milk shows that it is more than just nutrition. Proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins are all on the menu for a breastfed baby. Now it seems you can add stem cells to that list. Evidence is piling up that both breast milk and breast tissue contain embryonic-like stem cells.
2013/14 editions of our NURSERY RECIPES recipes are now published and available!
The latest editions of our electronic nursery recipe books are now ready and available as DOWNLOADS
We now publish all the recipes from our award winning Three Week Rolling Menu both in Nursery size and Family size. With step by step instructions, colourful photos, cooking and nutritional advice they guide you to provide a well balanced family menu economically and on a budget.
Mr. Willow's Children's Books - Now available for IPad and Kindle Fire.
The first of Mr. Willow's Children's Books is now available electronically for iPads and Kindle Fire!
"Carrots Are Very Good For You... Don’t You Know!” is
written specifically for young children and adults to share. It has a
“carroty” poem and is told with beautiful photographs to encourage healthy eating and early year's cookery. Can carrots
really help your child to see in the dark? Can you grow your own
“rainbow” carrots... and just why are the spotty pigs and cheeky rabbits
eating Mr. Willow’s carrots?
Look at what's new for our OUTDOOR CLASSROOM provision!
It's Willow Whale (A living Willow den).
Willow Whale will now offer a multitude of play and role-play opportunities; from a leafy play space where children can relax and watch nature with their friends, to an outdoor dining area, rocket, or shady story time cosy corner!
Mr. Willow Children’s Books contain a wealth of early science concepts, sensory activities and other educational suggestions to extend your child’s learning .... all encourage early cookery and provide a healthy recipe to make together.
Willow Cottage Nurseries welcomes the new Tickell report set to reduce the unecessary bureaucracy within the Early Years Foundation Stage which forces teachers and nursery practitioners to spend too much time on paperwork.
The report was carried out by Dame Clare Tickell Children's Minister. She told BBC Breakfast that "it is incredibly important to put in high-quality childcare early on for children - it has an enormous impact on their life chances later on."
The review into how the system works has described it as "too bureaucratic" .....
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